Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

The Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network On Hiv And Aids (Kelin)

Legal Counsel

Details of the offer

KELIN is part of the Initiative for Strategic Litigation’s (ISLA) Feminist Litigation Network (FLN). The FLN is made up of women’s human rights organisations across the continent who join the network with the objective of strengthening their institutions’ strategic litigation capacity and that of their lawyers, being part of a pool of African feminist litigators, and contributing to the development of feminist jurisprudence.ISLA provides resources through a sub-grant to the partner organisation to hire a lawyer. The lawyer then coordinates the activities of the FLN partners, and provides an array of strategic litigation capacity strengthening programmes and resources for its FLN partners in order to achieve its objectives.

KELIN therefore seeks one dynamic lawyer with substantial litigation experience to help us undertake strategic litigation cases for the FL Network and to strengthen and support KELIN’s strategic litigation unit. The lawyer will exclusively focus on strategic litigation and will be based in Nairobi.


Be a part of strengthening the strategic litigation unit team and help to develop the litigation unit in the network partner’s organisation;
• Demonstrate an ability to take a strategic and dynamic approach to the use of law as a tool for the promotion of human rights;

• Research substantive issues of comparative and international human rights law and practice; • Draft clear and concise legal memoranda, briefs and opinions;

• Provide legal representation on cases before domestic, regional and international human rights fora;

• And build and strengthen alliances and coalitions to support cases with relevant social networks and groups;

• Contributing to strategic and operational planning of the organisation and to organisational development;

• Preparing and contributing to key network partner's publications, briefing papers and websites;

• Undertaking strategic litigation work within the network partner's mandate in collaboration with colleagues;

• Facilitating capacity strengthening workshops on international human rights law and practice;

• Providing support for interns, volunteers and staff members as needed;

• Representing the network partner and its programmes as required; and

• Supporting the work of the ISLA FLN Manager as appropriate.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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